[The importance of immune deficiency for the prognosis of purulent meningitis (author's transl)].

@article{Weippl1976TheIO,
  title={[The importance of immune deficiency for the prognosis of purulent meningitis (author's transl)].},
  author={G Weippl and Margit Eibl and G Harasek and Henry Kucera and F. Unger},
  journal={MMW, Munchener medizinische Wochenschrift},
  year={1976},
  volume={118 49},
  pages={1595-6}
}
Morbidity and mortality of suppurative bacterial meningitis show a very constant behavior over many decades. The introduction of antibiotics certainly lowered the lethality considerably, but since then it has remained fairly unchanged at about 15-20%. However, in the principal groups of pathogens--meningococci, pneumococci, Haemophilus influenzae… CONTINUE READING